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Mistakes that Hurt your Car Accident Claim

Mistakes that Hurt your Car Accident Claim

The pain and suffering following a car accident can not only be physically painful but also financially. Everyday thousands are injured or killed due to car accidents, leaving them and their loved ones feeling lost. It’s important to know your rights after a car or truck wreck in order to get maximum compensation. The best thing you can do after a car wreck is to contact a car accident attorney in order to avoid mistakes that hurt your car accident claim. Mistakes After a Car Accident Admitting Fault After a car accident you might feel obligated to say sorry or apologize to...

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What to do if you’re an Uber Passenger in an Accident

What to do if you’re an Uber Passenger in an Accident

Uber is the top ridesharing company and an essential way of transportation for millions of users. While many Americans have experienced the convenience of Uber, some of us have unfortunately had a bad experience with the rideshare giant. Every day, there are thousands of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. and for those who use Uber may find themselves part of this statistic. So, you may be wondering, what to do if you’re an Uber passenger in an accident. If you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of a car wreck while riding in an Uber be sure to take the...

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Personal Injuries During the Holidays

Personal Injuries During the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with family and friends, but the gatherings can sometimes end badly. Whether you are traveling to see family, shopping for last minute gifts, or working overtime, it’s important to understand the dangers that come with each of these. Car wrecks, slip and fall injuries in a business, as well as work related injuries are just a few of the personal injuries during the holidays that can occur. Car Wrecks During the Holidays AAA estimates that there will be an increase of more than 3 million people travelling during the holidays this year versus last...

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Injuries During Black Friday Shopping

Injuries During Black Friday Shopping

Nearly 155 million American’s went Black Friday shopping in 2021, and this year we should expect nothing less. This massive amount crowds tends to a lot of chaos in stores leading to injuries during Black Friday shopping. As one prepares for a night of great deals and long lines it is best that you prepare yourself in order to keep you and your loved ones safe. Avoid Slip & Fall Injuries As millions of people descend on the stores this holiday season its important to be careful and pay attention to your surroundings. While many store employees will be assisting customers and...

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What to do After being Hit by a Car on your Bicycle

What to do After being Hit by a Car on your Bicycle

Picture this, you’re riding your bicycle on a peaceful afternoon through your neighborhood and then BAM, something knocks you to the ground. As you come to you are confused and in pain but realize what has just happened, you were hit by a car. Then you start to wonder what to do after being hit by a car on your bicycle. While you may think this could never happen to you and you might be right, but there are over 130,000 people injured in bicycle crashes every year. Of those 130,000 that crash, there are 1,000 people that die every year...

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Wreck with an Uninsured Motorist

Wreck with an Uninsured Motorist

If you are in a wreck with an uninsured motorist, it may leave you wondering who will pay for the damages. Now most states require auto insurance, but what happens if they don’t have it? Nationally, 12.6% of car owners don’t have car insurance and in Mississippi over 29% of car owners don’t have car insurance which is the highest in the country. This number increased over 5% from the previous year. While this large amount of drivers on the road without car insurance is alarming, this is where having uninsured motorist coverage comes in handy. In states like Mississippi, UM/UIM...

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Police Report After an Accident

Police Report After an Accident

Obtaining a police report after an accident is crucial. A police report is a vital piece needed when filling a claim with the insurance company as well as with a personal injury attorney for any injuries that you may have sustained. What is a Police Report A police report is created by the responding officer at the scene of the accident. This report includes important information about what happened as to the best of his knowledge. The police report includes: Information of all people involved in the wreck including the vehicles Information of any witnesses to the crash Drawn diagram of the...

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How to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents on Halloween

How to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents on Halloween

Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for pedestrians, especially for children. On Halloween a child is more than twice as likely to be hit by a vehicle than any other day of the year. Here are a few tips of how to avoid pedestrian accidents on Halloween.   Watch for Cars Whether your kids are trick or treating with you or with a group of friends it is important to make sure they are aware of cars while out in the neighborhood. Remind them to always use sidewalks and use crosswalks when available. Wear Proper Costume Before your child heads out...

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With Cruisin’ Comes Crashes: What to do in a car wreck

With Cruisin' comes crashes

Cruisin’ the Coast has become a larger-than-life celebration of all things hot rod. Billed as the biggest block party around, Cruisin’ started in 1996 as a car show dedicated to the extravagant and antique. Over time, the car show has become synonymous with the Gulf Coast and the great state of Mississippi. In 2017 8,308 vehicles registered and attended the event. This year the event had over 11,000 cars registered from all over the world. However, not all that glitters is gold. With cruisin’ comes crashes. As I drove down Hwy. 49 in Gulfport on Friday, I saw a beautiful fire-red...

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7 Defensive Driving Tips

defensive driving tips

Defensive driving is an important aspect of driving on the road, it keeps you and others safe. By following these 7 defensive driving tips you can be better prepared and avoid motor vehicle wrecks. Plan Ahead If you plan to leave the house whether to run errands, go to work, or leave for a vacation be sure to plan ahead. Always check the weather as well as traffic report so you know what the roads will be like, and you can plan ahead and won’t be in a rush. Don’t be Distracted It is important that you are always paying attention while...

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